Our Mission

Through Central MN Inside Out Connections Coalition,the community will work together to support strengths and address needs of children with incarcerated parents and their families.

Our Goal

To maintain a networking and support system for families affected by incarceration and for the programs that serve them.
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About Us

Central Minnesota Inside Out Connections Coalition, formed in 2009 with a grant from the Initiative Foundation, is a network of community and family members and agency representatives working together to strengthen support for children and families affected by incarceration.

How Will We Meet Our Goals

We strive to communicate accurate, relevant information and best practices to the community and organizations
We work to offer resources and support to incarcerated parents and family members in local jails and prisons and in the community
We aim to develop, implement, and/or enhance community supported opportunities for children of incarcerated parents to grow and thrive.

Related Sites

Amherst Wilder Foundation The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a non-profit social services organization. We combine direct service, research and community initiatives to address the needs of vulnerable people in Saint Paul and the surrounding east metro area.
Families Affected by Incarceration A collaboration of experts from public and private agencies to address the strengths and needs of families affected by incarceration in MN.
Second Chance Coalition The Minnesota Second Chance Coalition is a partnership of over 50 organizations that advocate for fair and responsible laws, policies, and practices that allow those who have committed crimes to redeem themselves, fully support themselves and their families, and contribute to their communities to their full potential.
Crime and Justice The Council on Crime and Justice has tackled pressing and complex issues in Minnesota’s criminal justice system. We forge relationships with key partners in the community, in business, and in government
We are All Criminals We Are All Criminals is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to inspire empathy and ignite social change through personal stories of crime, privilege, justice, and injustice, disrupting the barriers that separate us. 
Echoes of Incarceration We are an award-winning documentary initiative produced by youth with incarcerated parents. The project explores the issue of mass incarceration and its effects on families, and creates documentary films told from the life experiences of the filmmakers themselves.

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